Since ELGL is not a big fan of icebreakers and since we would rather not know what animal you want to be, this blog feature will serve as a means of introducing new members. While you won’t learn about their favorite animal, you will learn about their ideal Sunday morning, which dead people would they FaceTime with, and which song best describes their life.
Current Position: Committee Assistant, State of Oregon
Previous Experience: Research Assistant, League of Oregon Cities and Management Intern, City of Independence
Education: Bachelor of Science, Public Policy and Administration, Western Oregon University
Contact: [email protected]
Q&A with Nick
Prior work experience at the League of Oregon Cities gave me the opportunity to work on various property tax projects. Specifically, conducting a research project comparing Oregon’s property tax system to those of other states.
What do you think about when you are driving to work/school?
I shouldn’t be up…
Most recent concert you attended:
Zac Brown Band in San Francisco
What sites are bookmarked on your internet browser?
- Mac’s List
- The Statesman Journal
Proudest career/school accomplishment:
Landing my current position
What song best describes your life?
‘Toes” by The Zac Brown Band.
Suggest two or three topics for the ELGL Annual Conference at the Kennedy School on October 4.
How to restructure the local government finance/revenue systems to provide better long-term financial planning.
If you could FaceTime or Skype with three people either dead or alive, who would they be?
- Oregon Governor Tom McCall
- My grandpa Loy
- Martin Luther King Jr
Your work/school mentors:
Favorite thing to do on a Sunday morning:
(Fill in the blank) Government is…..
or can be a great tool for solving societal problems
(Fill in the blank) ELGL is….
the best local government resources I have come across.
- Lauren Stott, Village of Montgomery, IL
- Beth Otto, City of Lake Oswego and PSU MURP Student
- Bradley Olin, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
- Adam Hackman, Drake University MPA Student
- Tamara Richards, City of Eugene
- Scott Aycock, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
- Dan Blue, City of Gresham
- Michael Parkhurst, City of Gresham
I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.